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Hanyu 2000 Of. The Final Vintage Cask n°6093 - One of 349 - bottled 2010 Ichiro's Malt

  • 59% |
  • 0.70L

A single cask Hanyu (#6093) bottled in 2010 and distilled in 2000, the distillery’s “Final Vintage” before it ceased operations in the same year. Hanyu was active for only six years in total, from 1985 to 2000. This is a limited edition of 349 bottles. Others versions of Hanyu Final Vintage exist, i…More info

  • Distillery: Hanyu
  • Appellation: Whisky, Single Malt Whisky
  • Country/Region: Japan, Japan, Honshu - Saitama
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 6cm
  • State: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Remark: number 16

Lot presentation
Hanyu 2000 Of. The Final Vintage Cask n°6093 - One of 349 - bottled 2010 Ichiro's Malt

Cuvée presentation

A single cask Hanyu (#6093) bottled in 2010 and distilled in 2000, the distillery’s “Final Vintage” before it ceased operations in the same year. Hanyu was active for only six years in total, from 1985 to 2000. This is a limited edition of 349 bottles. Others versions of Hanyu Final Vintage exist, including another 10 year old blended from various casks, and a 15 year old.

The distillery Hanyu

Japan, Saitama. Distillery closed and dismantled.

It was in 1941 that the Akuto family, saké brewers for generations, founded its distillery in the small town of Hanyu in Saitama Prefecture. In 1946, Hanyu was awarded a spirit production licence and began producing a grain spirit. In the early 1980s, the family began producing a Scottish-style malt whisky and equipped the distillery with pot stills. From 1983 to March 2000, it somehow supported this activity, but it was far from a commercial success and eventually the family decided to end the practice. The distillery was dismantled in 2004 and the site sold. It was Ichiro, Isouji Akuto's grandson, who bought the stills, along with some 400 barrels of Hanyu single malt in barrel. It was from this stock, covering the period 1985-2000, that the Playing Cards Series was created, a collection of 52 single casks of all ages and styles of maturation. A full set would today be valued at nearly one million euros. In parallel, Ichiro sold a huge number of single casks to his customers and brought to life his dream of building his own distillery, Chichibu.

Detailed characteristics

  • Distillery: Hanyu
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Bottler: Of.
  • Appellation: Single Malt Whisky
  • Country/Region: Japan, Japan, Honshu - Saitama
  • Alcohol percentage: 59 %
  • Volume: 0.70L
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 6cm
  • State: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Case: No
  • Remark: number 16
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Color: Brown
Hanyu 2000 Of. The Final Vintage Cask n°6093 - One of 349 - bottled 2010 Ichiro's Malt
Hanyu 2000 Of. The Final Vintage Cask n°6093 - One of 349 - bottled 2010 Ichiro's Malt

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Hanyu 2000 Of. The Final Vintage Cask n°6093 - One of 349 - bottled 2010 Ichiro's Malt

iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format